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At Bowlee Park, we work with children who have a wide range of special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). Our SEND philosophy places children with SEND at the heart of personalised learning and our curriculum and provision is tailored to meet individual children’s needs. All pupils follow the National Curriculum at a level and pace suitable for their ability. We are committed to:

  • Following the ‘Assess, Plan, Do, Review’ process to meet individual needs


  • Adaptive teaching to enable children to access learning in class
  • Differentiated learning and materials to meet individual needs, if needed
  • Access to equipment to enable children to access the curriculum e.g. physical aids, technology etc.
  • Additional support for identified pupils
  • Flexible groupings (including small group work)
  • An innovative and supportive curriculum
  • The appropriate use of rewards and sanctions
  • Mentoring and counselling
  • A broad range of extra-curricular activities, trips, experiences for all pupils
  • Assessment procedures that emphasise children’s strengths and achievements


SEN Information Report

The key information about Special Educational Needs in our school please is set out in the SEND Information Report below.

Special Educational Needs Coordinators

Parents/carers are able to speak to the Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO) for their child at any time by arranging an appointment with the school office. You are also able to book an appointment to speak to your child’s SENCO at our parents’ evenings.

SENCO Nursery and Reception

Mrs Crombie

SENCO Year 1 & 2

Mrs Metcalfe

SENCO Year 3 & 4

Mr Turner

SENCO Year 5

Mr Fairhurst

SENCO Year 6

Mrs Taylor

SEN Officer (who supports the SENCOs throughout school)

Mrs Phillipson

Accessibility Plan

The school Accessibility Plan and a SEND Guide for Parents can be accessed below.


SEN Guide for Parents

The Department for Education have produced a guide for parents and carers of pupils with SEND. It contain useful information about what you can expect in mainstream schools. It can be accessed below.

Rochdale's Local Offer

Rochdale's Local Offer for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)  outlines various forms of support to help your child and is available by clicking on the link below.




Additional support is available from various outside agencies:



SENDIASS offer free, impartial, confidential information and advice for Children and Young People aged 0-25, and their parents or carers; where a child or young person has or may have special educational needs or disability.

They are open from 9.00am – 5.00pm Monday to Friday and aim to return calls within two working days. For more information contact us via the chat facility, by email , by phone on 01706 769634 or visit our Facebook page.


Rochdale Short Breaks Matrix

Rochdale Borough Council and NHS Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale offer a number of social and leisure short break opportunities for children with disabilities. These services can be accessed through the following link:


Support for Mental Health

 If you need support with your child’s emotional health and wellbeing then NHS Pennine Care operate a service called ‘#Thrive’. Details about this service can be found using the link below:





Who can I contact for further information or if I have any issues or concerns?


The first point of contact for anything related to your child’s education is the class teacher. We encourage parents not to wait for the next formal opportunity to meet but to contact us on an ongoing basis. Or, the SENCO/senior leaders can be contacted directly to discuss your concerns.


SENCO for children in Nursery and Reception - Mrs Crombie

SENCO for children in Year One and Year Two - Mrs Metcalfe

SENCO for children in Year Three and Year Four - Mr Turner

SENCO for children in Year Five - Mr Fairhurst

SENCO for children in Year Six - Mrs Taylor